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landfill

a. disposal of waste material by burying it under layers of earth
b. (as modifier): landfill sites

landfill

[′lan‚fil]
(civil engineering)
Disposal of solid waste by burying in layers of earth in low ground.

landfill

The disposal of garbage, refuse, and trash by burying it under layers of earth in low ground or in excavated pits.
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The leftover rubble will be used to construct a breakwater, creating a barrier between the dump site and the new Abu Rouh Port, according to Saudi.
When a dump site reaches full capacity there are requirements to ensure that the site is rehabilitated so that the land can be reused," he continued.
We allege that the defendant operated an illegal dump site that was used to dispose of rotten food, garbage and dead animals, among other materials," Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a statement announcing the indictment.
The election was called after Tashima resigned as mayor on April 4, seeking a mandate from voters for his move to seek documentation to check whether the town, with a population of about 3,400, provided a suitable location for a potential dump site.
The residents had originally sought an injunction to suspend construction of the dump site in July 1995, but later dropped the claim and filed the suit as the facility was completed in March 1996.
Garbage collection was further exacerbated by an accident in Payatas, an open dump site and home to thousands of poor residents of Quezon City.
As expected, the dump site had the highest concentration of contaminants, but the hobbyist beekeeper's hives, surprisingly, had higher readings than those at the second Army site.
The tragic tot was found almost a month ago at a dump site in Larkhall, Lanark- shire, but no one has come forward to claim the body.
The power company's choice for a dump site is an island in the Mississippi River, about thirty-five miles south of Minneapolis, next to the small Mdewakanton Dakota Indian community.
He said one of the big advantages of the project is that it cleans up the dump site, allowing it to be landscaped in a more ecologically sound manner.
The dump site is located close to a quarry site and investigators are trying to determine if ground movement near the mountain of trash was the cause of the avalanche.
She started the group after she saw a story showing Namibians eating food off a dump site, "I could not believe that in a population of about 2 million people, some of our very own, were living like animals and scavenging for food to survive" she said.